Field Trip: Video and ArticleFriday, December 09, 2011 By Yasmine Ateyat
Journalism students at Pentucket Regional High School are wondering what the Nichols Village trip has in store for them. Although the trip is not for some time, people are already starting to get hyped up about it. Nichols Village, located on 54 Main Street in Groveland, is senior citizen residential community that is comfortable and spacious for all of its residents. As journalism students go there to meet and speak with the people there, noticing the beauty and comfort that they live in is a given. After speaking with former Journalism student, Ahmad Ateyat, it is clear that the trip to Nichols Village was a wonderful experience. “It was a great experience that anyone would enjoy,” he said. Although he went on the trip two years ago, he still remembers his experience and made it seem like a hard event to wait for. He claimed, “It was really interesting talking to Mr. Milley [the person he interviewed], and I feel we had developed a friendship by the end of the interview… if I didn’t have to leave, we could have stayed and talked all day.” He said that the interesting and intelligent ways that Mr. Milley spoke to him made him think deeper about how he wants to live his own life, possibly following and taking Mr. Milley’s advice . The way Ahmad described his experience makes one excited to see what advice and phenomenal experiences they may learn about while at Nichols Village. Many of us have not even heard of Nichols Village and may feel discouraged by the field trip to speak with someone they have never seen before, having to open up to them, and hear about their lives as a teenager. “Don’t be shy” was Ahmad’s advice for those students, “they are very nice people and I’m sure they had as much fun through the experience as I did, so I’m sure it will be the same for you.” Ahmad feels that the people that were interviewed had a good time and enjoyed seeing the new faces and discussing their past because it made them feel young again. The majority of students at Pentucket find that going on field trips is fun, for the reason that they have time out of school. Whether the field trip be to somewhere where students can have fun, or somewhere where students might not know what to expect, everyone loves field trips. Relating this to the Nichols Village trip and what has been heard through people who have already been on the trip, many of the students don’t know what to expect, but still go on the trip. Many of them come back feeling thankful that they were brought on the trip, and that they were able to have that kind of experience. New people to meet, experiences to hear about, and a field trip to attend, it’s all offered on the Nichols Village trips, and the Journalism students are on the edge of their seats waiting for Mrs. Ducolon to announce the date.